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ASU athletes offer ‘Wright to Dream’


July 19, 2007

Forty ASU football student athletes will serve as the principle group of tutors for Cesar Chavez High School's "Wright to Dream Literacy Camp" on July 25-27 at Cesar Chavez High School. New Sun Devil Head Coach Dennis Erickson will be speaking to the students on the opening day of the program.

The tutoring program will provide one-on-one instruction to more than 700 incoming high school freshman students. The one-on-one instruction makes it possible to provide new pathways for learning that remove learning barriers.

"Coach Erickson has encouraged his football team to participate in this program and take time out of their busy schedules to make a difference with youth making the transition to high school. By conducting this tutoring, his football team is doing its part to create a world where no one is left out," says Scott Gayman, principal of Cesar Chavez High School. "We are excited to work with these football players. It is a great experience for our students."

The main sponsor, Toby Wright, is underwriting the majority of the cost of the program, which is being funded entirely by donations. Wright is a former strong safety for the University of Nebraska and the St. Louis Rams, where he spent nine seasons. Wright will also be a volunteer tutor at the program.

For more information on the "Wright to Dream Literacy Camp", please contact Mr. Jean Boyd, Associate Athletic Director of Student-Athlete Development at (480) 965-0989 or log on to www.literacycamp.com.